Course Tutor(s)

Over the past 26 years my attitude towards my clinical work has remained consistent. This has centred on striving to develop and provide excellent patient care. My initial clinical work for City & Hackney was broad and included high risk patient management, wound care and biomechanics clinics. This experience helped me establish a more specialist interest in biomechanics and force management in the lower limb. This has been nurtured in my time with Birmingham Community NHs Trust and further developed as an Advanced Practice Podiatrist with Shropshire Community NHS Trust.

Podiatric use of ultrasound is gaining pace, as advances in technology have enabled more meaningful interpretation of images and costs are reducing.

A fundamental knowledge can offer an insight into pathology, helping to optimise our management of our patients. Diagnosis is not necessarily the podiatrist main use of ultrasound. Often it helps to improve patient concordance, as they feel more engaged with their care whilst also influencing the timing of interventions associated with specific conditions. This all contribute to personalised care for our patients.

For more than 25 years I have been managing patients with complex musculoskeletal problems in my role as an advanced physiotherapy practitioner. I have been an integral part of a busy and innovative MSK service - The Locomotor Service - which is an integrated MSK service and part of Homerton Healthcare Foundation Trust. As an extension of my clinical skills, I use diagnostic ultrasound and deliver many ultrasound-guided injections at the clinical point of care (POCUS). I am also an integral team member of the Homerton Healthcare Foundation Trust Radiology department and deliver diagnostic scans as well as many ultrasound-guided interventions in this setting.

I have been using ultrasound for diagnostic purposes and to guide injections for more than 15 years now. My passion for MSK ultrasound has led to my involvement as an educator in MSK ultrasound. I am a founding tutor of the ultrasound site which is an educational website on all things relating to MSK ultrasound. I am proud that through my work with The Ultrasound Site I have helped to teach a large, number of healthcare professionals becoming competent practitioners in MSK ultrasound.

Since 2019 I have been an honorary lecturer at Brunel University. Through collaboration between the ultrasound site and Brunel university I have helped to develop and teach on the PgCert in MSK ultrasound. Starting from May 2022 and with Brunel University we are now also running an ultrasound guided injection program which allows people to obtain formal ultrasound guided injection competency.

In addition to this I am also an Independent non-medical prescriber of medicines.

I am the clinical director of Sonoscope Ltd. Here I deliver a true one stop clinic including: clinical assessment, diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedure(s). The Sonoscope clinic bypasses the often lengthy process from Initial consult to ultrasound guided procedure which can take weeks or even months to be delivered in other settings. Sonoscope cuts this down to just one single session.

Course Venue

ACC Liverpool
King's Dock
Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock St
Liverpool L3 4FP

There are numerous hotels situated close to the venue if you wish to book accommodation. Accommodation for this course is NOT included.


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